BRAZIL, were you watching?
That’s how you stage a comeback after being stuffed out of sight early on!
Unless you’ve been living on the Moon for the past few weeks, you’ll be aware that Germany were crowned football’s world champions after a crushing 7-1 win over Brazil in their semi-final.
Five goals down inside 29 minutes, the host nation simply had no answer and crashed to a humiliating defeat.
And it was just like watching Brazil at South Tees Motorsports Park on Thursday as visitors Workington romped into a 22-7 lead after five heats.
Surely there was no escape from the clutches of a woeful and embarrassing defeat. Even Harry Houdini would have struggled to get out of this one wouldn’t he?
But in a comeback that defied logic, probability and the laws of physics, the Ecco Finishing Bears somehow turned it round and clinched a 47-45 win in the very last race. While Brazil faltered, the Bears turned into superheroes.
This was the sort of stuff usually reserved for bespectacled men in suits who rush into telephone kiosks and then fly out with a cape on their back and their underpants outside tightly-fitting Spandex trousers.
If you want to be picky, you can point out that the visitors were already using rider replacement for the injured Kyle Howarth and then lost guest reserve Luke Crang after a first ride fall due to a broken shoulder blade.
And you’d be right to do that. But take nothing away from the Bears who showed enormous determination and spirit to turn a lost cause into a victory.